Secret Garden Gift Ideas From the Heart
The joy of Spring is in full bloom on today's Graphic 45 blog! We're going to be sharing some splendid ideas for heartwarming handmade gifts featuring our new Secret Garden collection! There couldn't be a better time to get your hands on Secret Garden! As the first pre-Spring flowers begin to bloom, we can't help but feel excited to get crafting! Nature is such a wonderful source of inspiration and Secret Garden is true celebration of the bounty of Spring! We are so happy to be sharing these two gorgeous gift ideas! There's a breathtaking card by Susan Lui and a magnificent altered birdhouse by Tara Orr! The luscious colors and vibrant designs of Secret Garden are absolutely perfect for creating the perfect handmade gift!
First up is this wonderful all-occasions easel card by Susan Lui. This incredible craft is sure to make your loved ones smile with delight! Papercrafting with Secret Garden is so much fun! Let this happy card inspire you to create one for a friend or family member! Here is what Susan had to say about this stunning work of art!
"Here's an easel card I created on a garden theme, using Graphic 45's
oh-so-pretty Secret Garden collection. I used a lacey border punch on
the pastel card, then embellished it with layered doilies, flowers and
hand-crushed seam binding." -Susan Lui
This is how the card looks, standing in easel style.
A chipboard tag from Place In Time hangs amidst the flower cluster.
A message in the garden.
Next we have another awe-inspiring Secret Garden gift idea! This amazing altered bird house was created by Tara Orr and it's off the charts with beauty! Spring is a time when nature comes alive! Birds sing, flowers bloom and joy is abundant! This ultra-cheerful birdhouse is a wonderful way to craft with Secret Garden to create the perfect gift! Tara covered this bird house in Secret Garden papers and added lots of Graphic 45 Metal Staples and pretty flowers and pearls! You can find inexpensive birdhouses in many thrift stores! Bring some Spring cheer to someone you love by creating a happy altered birdhouse like this one! Wow!